Category Archives: Summer Science

Take the BEETS out of the City!

October 22nd, 2013

On Saturday, October 19, 2013 the CommunityGrows staff, lead by Melissa Tang, BEETS Program Manager, and Adrian Almquist, Garden Educator, took a group of our Fall 2013 BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) out of the City to enjoy a day at Green Gulch Farm in Marin. Hoka Sarah Carter, a docent for … Continue reading Take the BEETS out of the City!

Tags: , BEETS, Green Gulch Farm

Umm Umm Good!

August 5th, 2013

Friday, August 2,2013 CommunityGrows staff Adrian Gaino, assisted by volunteer Akiko Fujii and Jah’Torri Bettis of the African American Arts and Culture Center (AAACC) lead a group of enthusiastic students through the making of one of our favorite recipes: fried rice. So easy and delicious. The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) helped … Continue reading Umm Umm Good!

Tags: , AAACC, BEETS, Cooking Class, Partners, Summer Science

Give it Up for Calendula!

July 27th, 2013

Summer in San Francisco is different from almost everywhere else. Cool and foggy, highs in the 60s, and patches of sun in-and-out of the day. A great air-conditioned City to balance the scorching heat of the north, south and east bay. Sometimes we don’t even know how lucky we are! And, when you’re out of … Continue reading Give it Up for Calendula!

Tags: , Rosa Parks Elementary School, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Summer Science

Fields of Greens and Flowers

July 27th, 2013

Two lucky groups of youth from CommunityGrows partners, Booker T. Washington Community Service Center, and the Village Project, got to take a bus out of the City to the fog shrouded hills and watershed of Green Gulch Farm last Tuesday, July 24, 2013. It was a day all about discovery and exploration, with great lessons … Continue reading Fields of Greens and Flowers

Tags: , Farms, Green Gulch Farm, Summer Science

Oh! What Big Eyes You Have!

July 23rd, 2013

The Magic Zone kids (from our partner Mo’Magic’s summer program) came to get a lesson offered by CommunityGrows in bug identification on Monday, July 22, 2013 in Koshland Garden. They started out by listing all the bugs they’ve seen in Koshland Garden—those that fly, those that crawl and those that wiggle. Then the fun began. … Continue reading Oh! What Big Eyes You Have!

Tags: , Koshland Garden, Magic Zone, Partners, Summer Science

Rad Radishes with Ezekiel

July 23rd, 2013

On Friday, July 19,2013 Ezekiel McCarter, our Rosa Parks Assistant Gardener, led the YMCA Buchanan kids in a lesson on preparing soil and planting radishes. Attendance is always a great way to start the day. Everyone has a garden name, using their first name and a garden animal or plant that begins with the first … Continue reading Rad Radishes with Ezekiel

Tags: , Employees Highlighted, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Summer Science

Bi-Rite Market hosts the BEETS!

July 21st, 2013

On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) got a fantastic tour of Bi-Rite Market lead by Shakirah Simley. Shakirah is the communications/outreach person at Bi-Rite and has recently joined the CommunityGrows Advisory Board. We were thrilled to have her lead the tour and the BEETS learned a TON … Continue reading Bi-Rite Market hosts the BEETS!

Tags: BEETS, Featured, Partners, Summer Science

Herb Smells for Watermelons-Hayward Carnival

July 17th, 2013

CommunityGrows BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) devised a great game for the 2013 Hayward Rec Carnival held on July 12th. Placing different herbs in cloth bags—lavendar, rosemary, basil, lemon verbena, mint and lamb’s ear, the BEETS allowed the kids to reach in, touch and smell the mystery herbs and guess which ones … Continue reading Herb Smells for Watermelons-Hayward Carnival

Tags: , BEETS, Hayward Recreation Center, Summer Science

First 2013 Summer Trip to Green Gulch Farm

July 17th, 2013

On Tuesday, July 2, 2013 CommunityGrows hosted their first summer field trip to Green Gulch Farm. Along for the ride were the Western Addition Beacon and Hayes Valley Apartment youth, as well as the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens). Most of these youth had never been to Green Gulch Farm, and it … Continue reading First 2013 Summer Trip to Green Gulch Farm

Tags: BEETS, Green Gulch Farm, Hayes Valley South, Summer Science

Composting and Cleaning Supplies

June 30th, 2013

On Friday, June 28, 2013 the Buchanan YMCA youth got a lesson in composting and a reward afterwards of great smelling cleaners and hand soaps from Mrs. Meyer’s. Megan Sweeney, marketing ambassador for Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Products, worked with the youth to sift our “use-me” compost. Nora Brereton, Director of Programs at CommunityGrows talked … Continue reading Composting and Cleaning Supplies

Tags: BEETS, Partners, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Summer Science